November 13, 2020
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Grantee Spotlight
Raritan Valley YMCA
Funder: New Jersey Division of Disability Services
Poor diet and sedentary habits among the physically challenged contribute to obesity and chronic health issues. This fact is often overlooked by community support and social groups that serve seniors, veterans, and the disabled. To set the foundation for healthy eating, the YMCA will promote policy change for meetings and events to providers of services to the elderly and physically disabled. Although most senior and veteran groups are not meeting during COVID-19, this period will be used to draft a position paper that calls for policy creation and a change in menu selection. Partners include: Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers University public health majors, Healthier Middlesex Coalition

Funder Highlight
Partners for Health Foundation
NJHCN funding partner - Partners for Health Foundation - co-presented HUNGRY TO LEARN during the Montclair Film Festival, a documentary about hunger on college campuses. HUNGRY TO LEARN tells the story of four college students facing hunger and homelessness and how their dreams of success, college degrees, and food security at school remain just beyond their reach.

Grants and Funding
PPE Access Program
Deadline: December 18
Through the New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access Program, all NJ-based businesses and non-profits are eligible for a 10% discount on PPE purchases made through an approved online retailer. Small businesses with under 100 employees may be eligible for an additional 25% discount.

Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities
Deadline: December 18
Funder: The JPB Foundation
The Safe Routes Partnership invites communities and organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks to apply for the 2021 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program. The program provides tailored technical assistance, along with a $12,500 award for seven nonprofit organizations to develop and initiate action plans to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green space in their communities.

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Training, Collaborations and Networking
Using Law and Policy to Create Equitable Communities
November 17 - 3pm ET
Host: ChangeLab Solutions
Join an in-depth conversation with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps on building health equity through policy change.

• Explore guides to learn how communities can build capacity to analyze policies for their impact on health equity.
• Share examples of communities that have considered how to equitably enforce policies that are meant to decrease health disparities.
• Consider how data can inform your approach to assessing the impact of laws and policy.

New Jersey Non-Profit Virtual Conference
December 2-3
Host: Center for Non-Profits
*Fee Applies
  • Virtual format over two days - providing attendees with access to even more content!
  • Reduced, COVID-19 sensitive pricing
  • Opportunities to network with other attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters
  • Valuable breakout sessions covering advocacy, marketing, team-building, leadership, non-profit trends, and more
  • Insight and creativity sharing among diverse leaders and champions of non-profits
  • Advocacy ideas for how non-profits can show their work and dedication that continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ideas to energize and inspire

Designing Powerful Online Meeting Experiences
December 3 - 9:30am ET
*Fee Applies
  1. The fundamentals of online meeting design and facilitation
  2. How to design critical elements of an online meeting
  3. Identify the appropriate technological tools in a given meeting
  4. Utilize compelling interactive visuals to engage participants

Health Equity in New Jersey During and After the Pandemic
December 4 - 10am ET
Host: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A panel of a cross section of leaders discuss strategies and solutions needed for post-pandemic health equity in New Jersey.

How you can best engage in a virtual world
December 4 - 9:30am ET
Learn and discuss how to best engage in a virtual world based on occupations within different sectors of public health.

Building a Culture of Health In New Jersey: A Virtual Town Hall
December 11 - 9am ET
Host: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Join population health experts, including RWJF President and CEO Dr. Richard Besser, in exploring New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and issues of health equity and social injustice. Participants will have an opportunity to attend a panel on the COVID-19 response to housing and homelessness, healthy food access and more.